Assisted Living Facilities in Redmond, OR
Redmond, Oregon, is a small city of over 32,000 on the edge of the Willamette National Forest. Almost 16% of residents in this resort town are 65 years and over. Redmond is a popular Central Oregon destination because of the desert parks and thriving downtown music, arts and dining scene. The St. Charles Redmond Hospital is in the heart of downtown, and the nearby Redmond Municipal Airport is convenient for visiting family members. Peacocks stroll the grounds of the Petersen Rock Garden and Museum, a 15-minute drive from downtown Redmond.
Seniors who need some help with the activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming and managing medications, might be interested in assisted living in Redmond. Daily meals are provided, as well as housekeeping and laundry services. Transportation is another common benefit. In Redmond, the monthly median cost of assisted living is $5,090, a bit higher than the state median of $4,659.
This guide gives information about the benefits and drawbacks of living in Redmond, and it compares the city’s assisted living costs with costs in other parts of the state and with other types of senior care, as well as some resources for seniors.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Redmond, OR
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Redmond
The Oregon Department of Human Services is responsible for licensing and regulation of all long-term care facilities in the state. Oregon DHS also offers provider training and oversees residential care quality and safety.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Redmond
- Redmond is in the high desert near the Cascade Mountains, where temperatures are pleasant most of the year. November through February is chilly, with highs in the 40s, and the average snowfall is 15 inches. In the summer months, the thermostat rarely rises above the mid-80s.
- The cost of living in Redmond is about 107% of the national average but lower when housing costs are subtracted. For example, health care costs in Redmond are 92% of the U.S. average.
- Redmond has 257 physicians per capita, higher than the U.S. average of 210. The air quality index of 67 is better than the national average of 58, and the air quality health risks are lower in Redmond than in the rest of the state.
- Violent crime is lower than the U.S. average in Redmond, and property crime is about 14% higher. However, the overall crime rate has been dropping in the city since 2018.
- Downtown Redmond has an old-fashioned atmosphere, with antique shops and specialty food stores. Residents can enjoy bingo and trivia nights at the Kobold Brewing Company, one of the town’s micro-breweries. Local businesses sell craft supplies and artisan gifts, and restaurants offer a variety of regional cuisines.
- Redmond is home to the Juniper Golf Course, and there are many parks for a city its size, including the Redmond Caves, a natural wonder with five underground caverns.
Paying for Assisted Living in Redmond
The monthly cost of assisted living in Redmond is $5,090 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, compared to $4,659 for the state of Oregon and $4,300 nationally.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities
The monthly cost of assisted living in Redmond is at the high end compared to the median cost in the United States and some nearby cities, probably because Redmond is a resort area with many amenities. Only Eugene has a higher cost at $5,430 per month. Portland’s monthly cost is $4,831, and Salem’s is $4,398. The lowest monthly median cost is $3,985 in Grants Pass.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
For seniors who would like to remain at home, homemaker services are available at a median monthly cost of $5,911, and home health care is available for $6,101 per month. These are helpful options for seniors who would prefer to age in place. Seniors who only need weekday assistance may prefer adult day health care at a more affordable $1,842 per month. Nursing homes in the area provide full-time health care to seniors for $11,650 per month.
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Note: Data for Redmond was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bend, was used instead.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Redmond
Oregon is one of five states to offer a 1915(k) option, also known as a K Plan, K Option, or, in Oregon, the Community First Choice plan. This benefit, offered through Medicaid, helps eligible low-income seasons to pay for their assisted living and other care costs.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Redmond
Resource agencies for seniors living in Redmond can help them find assisted living communities and the means to pay for them, along with providing advocacy for senior issues. For those who aren’t quite ready for assisted living, they can help with meals, provide entertainment and offer support for a wide range of issues.
Serving cities and towns in Central Oregon, the Council on Aging provides resources for people over 65. This may include nutrition counseling, free meals, in-home services, financial aid and legal advice.
The Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints about senior living facilities and advocates for improvements in the quality of senior care. Seniors can contact the ombudsman for help in resolving issues with their long-term living arrangements.
The Redmond Senior Center provides activities and monthly meals for seniors and advocates for them in the community. Activities include bridge, tai chi and arts and crafts. It's also a Meals on Wheels site, providing meals for seniors who qualify for the program and some who don't.
The Redmond Senior Advisory Committee can direct seniors to social activities and health and wellness programs designed to enhance their lives. The committee also serves as a pipeline to City Hall for issues affecting seniors.
In conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging, this branch of ODHS helps seniors find resources such as health care coverage, community services and long-term care.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Redmond
Redmond-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page for more information about these laws.